Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic-Americans helped shape Florida’s rich history. From art to music to engineering, the contributions of many individuals continue to influence us today. Featured Artist Carmen Sasieta Carmen Sasieta is a Social Realism artist, born in Peru.  She graduated in 1994 with honors from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico, and has taken classes with renowned…

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Hispanic Heritage Month

In September 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week. The observance was expanded in 1988 to a month-long celebration (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15). America celebrates the culture and traditions of U.S. residents who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America…

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Hispanic Heritage Parade at Westgate

The kindergarten and first grade students at Westgate, completed their studies of Argentina and Mexico with a school wide parade. Each of the grades at Westgate has been involved with cultural studies of  various Hispanic nations to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. Zachary Hunt- Bianco (center) and all his friends from Ms. Bean’s kindergarten class, marched through…

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History Day Projects

In February, over two hundred finalists presented their History Day projects to judges. The first- and second-place winners in each category and division of the District History Day Fair advanced to the state contest in Tallahassee.  SLPS congratulates these students and commends them on representing the District in this event. Nicole Coons –FGM Savannah Manning…

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History Fair at Palm Pointe

History Fair is in the air at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition.  Students prepare to share their performance as Steve Jobs and Steve Wosniak.  Other students chose to make project boards to showcase Exploration, Encounter and Exchange in History.  Pictured from left are Vincent Majors and Cristian Del Rosario.